Born: 1879, Ipswich.

Died: 11th November 1916; age 37; Died of Wounds – No. 5. General Hospital.

Enlistment Location; Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 31st August 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 13518

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


St. Sever Cemetery Extension,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. M.M. Golding (formerly Brunning), of 113, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich & the late Mr. S. Brunning.




1881   1, Henley Cottage, Alan Road, Ipswich.


Ernest was a year old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Martha Matilda Brunning (nee Bull), 30, born Ipswich.

William Samuel Brunning, 9, born Ipswich – died 1913, Ipswich.

Anna Florence Brunning, 8, born Ipswich.

Edith Agnes Brunning, 3, born Ipswich.


1891   87, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 11 years old and living with his mother, sisters, step father & step siblings.

George Golding, 29, a Butcher, born Norton, Suffolk.

Martha Golding, 37.

George Golding, 3, born Ipswich.

Stanley Golding, 2, born Ipswich.

Grace Golding, 1 month, born Ipswich.

Hannah Brunning, 17, a Stay Maker.

Edith Brunning, 12, a Day Girl.

1 boarder.


1901   113, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 21 years old, an Iron Moulder. He was living with his mother, step father, sister & step siblings.

George, 43, a Butcher.

Martha, 46.

Edith Brunning, 23, a Dressmaker – died 1903, Ipswich.

Ernest Golding, 19, an Iron Moulder, born Ipswich.

Percy Edward Golding, 17, a Foundry Smith, born Ipswich.

George, 15, a Butcher.

Stanley, 11.

Grace, 10.

Edward Golding, 7, born Ipswich – died 1906, Ipswich.

Herbert Golding, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   113, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 30 years old, a Bricklayer – Builder. He was living with his mother, step father & step siblings.

George, 48, a Butcher – own account – at home.

Martha, 50.

Ernest, 29, an Iron Moulder.

Percy, 27, a Blacksmith.

George, 25, a Butcher – own account – at home.

Stanley, 21, a Wine Merchant’s Porter.

Grace, 20.

Herbert, 14.


Ernest’s father was Samuel Brunning, born June 1845, Ipswich – died March 1881 Ipswich. A Builder, of Alan Road, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to mother – Martha Golding, sisters – Mrs. Anna F. Withers (wife of James Henry Withers), Grace Golding, brother – Herbert Golding.




The Ipswich Journal – 10th February 1900 – A ROWDY TRIOAt Ipswich Police Court, Ernest G. Brunning, of 113, Woodhouse Street; Robert Irving, of 22, Wells Street; and Charles Newson, of 20, Pottery Street, were before Col. J.H. Josselyn (chairman), Mr. J. May, Mr. S.R. Anness, and Mr. R.D. Fraser, charged with wilfully obstructing the pathway on Monday evening. Sergeant Johnson saw the defendants coming along the path in Westgate Street with their arms around each other, and their “heads down.” They turned everybody off the path, or rather everybody had to get off. When they reached the Cornhill Sergeant Johnson requested them to get into the road. Charles Newson and Robert Irving who were the worse for drink, did so, but Ernest Brunning would not. They walked towards St. Helen’s, where Sergeant Johnson saw them “go swop into three young women,” who made no complaint. The obstructing trio then adjourned to the County Hotel, where Sergeant Johnson followed them and obtained their names and addresses. Each defendant was fined 10s., with costs 16s., or 14 days.


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